History & Culture in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and remarkable state of India. The history of Rajasthan is rich and dates back to Rajputs, Mughals, Marathas, and British. The first human settlement found in this region goes back to the Indus Valley Civilization.Bravery of Rajput kings plays a vital role in history of Rajasthan. As Rajput warriors used to fight all the odds and lived with honor and whenever the situation demanded the sacrificed lives for the pride of the empire. The state was continuously attacked by foreign rulers. In the year 1191, Rajasthan was under the rule of Prithviraj Chauhan. Despite the fact that Muhammad Gohri was vanquished, yet in 1192 he assaulted for the subsequent time, whereupon Chauhan was defeated. In the thirteenth century, Mewar was the focal point of fascination for each lord. Gradually and relentlessly, Akbar began a partnership with numerous Rajput rulers. In 1562 Akbar wedded one of the Rajput princesses, Jodha Bai, the girl of the Maharaja of Amer.
A portion of the Rajput rulers additionally began their partnerships with Akbar; nonetheless, some of them kept up a separation from him and chose to hold their freedom. One such ruler who was against Akbar was Raja Man Singh of Mewar, who was the organizer of Udaipur city. He never acknowledged the matchless quality of Akbar and was conflicting with him consistently. In 1567, a fight occurred when Akbar alongside his 50,000 armed force men and 60, 000 troops attacked Chittorgarh, the capital of Mewar. Rajput ladies never needed to live under the standard of the Mughals and submitted Jauhar (self-immolation of ladies).

Akbar was currently the ace of nearly the entire of Rajputana. The majority of the Rajput rulers had submitted to the Mughals. After the demise of Raja Maan Singh of Mewar, his child Maharana Pratap proceeded with the heritage, and was immovably against the Mughal Empire; he was resolved to end the strength of the Mughals. In 1576, the skirmish of Haldighati occurred where Maharana Pratap took on a furious conflict with Akbar at the Haldighat pass and was injured seriously.

Rana Pratap stayed estranged abroad for a long time and assaulted the Mughal ruler now and again. In the long run during the Battle of Dewar, he had the option to vanquish lost regions of Mewar and liberated quite a bit of Rajasthan from the Mughal rule. A portion of the well-known Rajput pioneers whose valor is still engraved in the sands of Rajasthan are Rana Uday Singh, his child Rana Pratap, Bhappa Rawal, Rana Kumbha and Prithviraj Chauhan and others.

The culture of Rajasthan is unique and loaded with unique traditions and customs pursued by the general population of Rajasthan are those that relate to that of the Vedic rituals and ceremonies. It is often referred as the “Culture capital of India” and surely a place where traditions blends with latest trends. From vibrant and colorful festivals, delicious Rajasthani cuisine, uniquedresses Rajasthan has it all.

It is a beautiful mixture of faiths, practices, beliefs, architecture and lot more all of this together makes Rajasthan a perfect weekend getaway. Today Rajasthan has developed like other Indian states but still it manages to retain its own charm and plethora of celebrations while travelling around this state. Rajasthani folk music has been an important and integral part of Rajasthani culture. Some dance forms like Ghoomar and Kalbeliya are the two most versatile dance forms. And if we talk about unique folk songs it always includes heroic tales, eternal love stories and devotional songs of Rajput warriors.

Be it flawless architecture, miniature paintings, handicrafts, art forms Rajasthan is truly inspiring and a true delight for the eyes of the beholder. Witness the unique Rajasthani culture with our Rajasthan tour packages.

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